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Excited about Microsoft Ignite 2020 this September? Read on to learn about our Humans of IT partnership with five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the Louisiana area, and the inspiring students that we are proud to call our Student Ambassadors! 


Since 2018, the Humans of IT Community has been proud to support students in the local community where Microsoft Ignite is held in. For the past two years when Microsoft Ignite was held in Orlando, we partnered with Florida-based student ambassadors from the University of Florida, University of Central Florida and Valencia College. Watch our community partnership video to learn more at


Although this year our initial plans to be in-person in New Orleans did not materialize due to the global pandemic, we are thrilled to still be partnering with five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the greater Louisiana area! All of these students have been personally nominated by their faculty professors and College Deans at Grambling State University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Southern University Baton Rouge, Southern University New Orleans and Dillard University:


Microsoft Ignite 2020 Humans of IT Student AmbassadorsMicrosoft Ignite 2020 Humans of IT Student Ambassadors


To support their learning and help them gain valuable insights into the tech industry, each student will be paired with a tech mentor who is either a Humans of IT Community Ambassador, Humans of IT Student Advisor (past year student ambassadors who have returned to help mentor incoming cohorts) or Microsoft employee. They will also have full access to our extensive range of mentors worldwide via our Community Mentors app, which is free to use and open to public. The app is currently available on both iOS and Android, and we will also be launching a desktop version soon. If you are interested in becoming a mentor and helping others in tech, please download the app and set up your profile as well so that you will be discoverable as a mentor on the app. 


Be sure to keep an eye out for Microsoft Ignite Humans of IT sessions featuring our student ambassadors, and guest articles on our community blog written by students to spotlight their personal tech journey stories, mentors, role models and more!


Please join me in giving our wonderful student ambassadors and budding future technologists a warm welcome to the Tech Community!





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